A group of children in China are facing dangerous journeys between their homes and school because their village is so cut off from the outside world.
Heart-breaking pictures have emerged showing these pupils, the youngest of whom are aged just six and their parents must climb unsecured vine ladders on the side of a steep rock face to go home from school.
The children live in a so-called ‘cliff village’, which is situated on the top of a 2,624-foot-tall peak in south-west China, and their school is at the foot of the mountain, reports Huanqiu
They have no choice, it’s the only road for them to go home.
They must follow the cliffs
It’s too dangerous for children to climb up.
The unsafe ladders are made of wood
The people in this village are very familiar with climbing like this
Experienced: For the parents who are used to the journey, it takes them an hour to go down the cliff and an hour and a half to go up
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